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: two massive underground tunnels, called simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves. there were concerns that if they closed the valves for tunnel inspections, they may never open again, leaving new york city without water. so they chose to keep them open. as a result, there has not been significant inspection, maintenance, or repair of the tunnels in decades. no one knows their current condition. hurwitz: currently, city tunnel 1 and city tunnel number 2 would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we star
how to save energy, to be green, to be sustainable, to be responsible. the city is leading the way. >> it will be immediately recognizable and iconic from various parts of the city or even if you see a picture. that's the sfpuc building. it's a wonderful building. ♪ ♪@@to the fifth annual awards here at san francisco city hall. thank you all so much for joining us here tonight. it is an honor to be here. my name is daniel homsby and i am the program manager for the neighborhood department networks. an honor to see you here. many of the same faces for the fifth year for the men awards. let's give you an a plays for coming back. (applause) >> and celebrating one of the most important things we have in san francisco, which is our neighborhoods. without further ado, i'd like to start the program off by introducing my colleague, christina palone, the new director for the mayor's office for neighborhoods. christina palone. (applause) >> good evening, everyone. i'm happy to be a part of such a great ebit that celebrates the contributions made by residents and organizations throughou
of the cities transportation for structure. i am a member of the regional board governs caltrain. in determining the future of the regions transportation agencies, i want to talk about the imperative things that the next chair will have the sole responsibility of seeing - of being a steward to get it done recognizing the inequities that have existed in our transportation expenditures. i want to make sure our need is lined -- our resources i lined up where our needs are. working with ntc and bart, to make sure that we are planning on the modernization of the regional transit lines and looking for smart ways to expand transportation in our city. it is important to leverage the local sales tax dollars to complement and support of the city funded infrastructure investment coming from voter approved initiatives such as the street bond that we all i think worked on. working in tandem with mta to deliver pedestrian safety, traffic calming and other improvements faster and more efficiently and very fair and process to select our executive director. i believe that commissioner avalos
mr. st. croix sees himself, obviously, as a situation where everybody else in the city is mostly honest, and i'm the only one who is completely corrupt. well, the trouble is everybody else in city hall sees themselves exactly that same way. let everybody else be honest mr. st. croix sees himself a sleazy corporate executive running the ethics commission. well, it doesn't start there. if there is no ethics at the ethics commission, there is no ethics. it has do with all kinds of disclosure i would like to get, but if he is just going to tell them before the investigation, what is the use? >> any other public comment? is there a motion to adjourn the meeting? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> hearing none, the meeting is adjourned. [ gavel ] >> welcome everyone to the san francisco board of supervisors budget and finance committee, regular meeting for wednesday, feb6th, 2013. my name is supervisor mark farrell, i am the chair of this committee and we're joined by supervisor eric mar, the vice-chair and supervisor avalos and joined by board president david
>> big budget cuts are expected at the state of the city address this afternoon. >> could a familiar name be returning to maryland politics? >> a rainy monday morning but at least it is not snow. the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> so happy we dodged that blizzard. >> it was so close. we will have a lot of rain. we're starting out in the 30's this morning. we have a steady rain. it should taper off in a couple of hours. 37 degrees at the airport. it will become cloudy this afternoon with some and miss showers. we have some snow in the seven- day forecast. >> good morning. not the recipe for a nice morning rush. we are dealing with what roads -- wet roads. be careful as you make your approach to 95. 11 minutes in the outer loop northeast side. 12 minutes on the west side outer loop. the speech continued down to the beltway. -- those speeds continue down to the
. as the city of san francisco has greatly improved the graffiti situation, i've noticed that there's more graffiti on concrete, on sidewalks, on curbs and also on trees, tree trunks. and tree trunks, graffiti on trees to me is the lowest form of graffiti that there is because it just -- it is so lacking in any consciousness about the environment and life and so forth. so, i'm wondering when i was in a graffiti advisory board, several of us tried to get some special attention paid to those things as well as glass etching. i don't know if glass etching has gotten worse or not, but particularly graffiti on concrete sidewalks and curbses and trees. i'm wondering if perhaps officer parerra [speaker not understood] can speak to that if any special efforts are made to address those. >> i'll speak to it. when we invoked the blight ordinance, we recently had it changed. we have now put that -- we were doing it as a department. we were doing the abatement for the sidewalks. sidewalks are actually private property. so, we have now changed that and put the property owner responsible for the graffiti
to our new supervisors and welcome to city hall. i would like to echo commissioner sugaya's comments to you. i'm [speaker not understood] and urban architect in the city of san francisco and i do serve with commissioner matsuda on the subcommittee of the historic preservation and planning commission for the search of replacing the commission secretary. it is from that perspective that i observe her as a broad minded, open and totally independent thinker. i see her as strategic and extremely well suited as a commissioner where it is important to think independently, yet act in concert with others. it is for those very reasons that i consider her strength remarkable and recommend you to her for reappointment. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other public comment? >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is bob amagucci. i'm the executive director of the japantown task force and a board member of the san francisco japantown foundation, on which board diane also serves. i've known diane and worked with her for many, many years and have tremendous respect for her dedication to the
>>> we've heard baltimore is going broke. today we'll learn more about the city's other failures and successes. >>> she used to be maryland's first lady. now she wants to get into politics herself. we'll tell you what positions she's looking into. >>> an investigator remains suspicion about a deadly fire this morning. they're pretty certain someone set this on purpose. we'll have the late nest their investigation on this monday, february 11. good morning, maryland. >>> we hope you had a great weekend but those in the northeast had a major snowstorm. >> the blizzard has since drifted out to sea. this morning the cleanup efforts are under way. hundreds of thousands of people remain without power. >>> nearly three feet of snow blanketed parts of new england. no doubt about it if you have family up in that area, you heard from them. they're lucky if they had power this morning. >> the number is 220,000 people remain in the dark. >> also, they're going to get hit again today for today. we'll be dealing with sleet and freezing rain across the area and snow. the wintry mix is going to c
decided to keep wanting to volunteering and do it. we established a scholarship at city college for the horticultural department. and we have just gone gangbusters. we get good press and we get to see everybody's neighbor -- all our neighbors' gardens. because of the way san francisco s you get to be veuyer because usually you have to go through their garage or their house to see the gardens. and ruth gets known through the neighborhood because she's constantly peeking over fences and leaving fliers in people's mailboxes saying, do you want to be on the garden tour, and all this sort of thing. but anyway, so, we've -- just to show you how much the neighborhood has gotten to know each other, all the people in the portola, wave your hand. [cheering and applauding] >> and this is only a small representation. and six years ago i would say maybe a dozen of us knew each other, and now we know hundreds of people in our neighborhood. and we've become so desirable from a real estate standpoint, we have multiple offers on houses and they all go for over asking. (applause) >> so, if you wa
>>> if you live in the city, you care. how baltimore is doing this morning. we are going to find out from the mayor today. >>> from the state's first lady to county executive. kendel ehrlich is thinking about t. we'll tell you what she has to say about the possible post this morning. >>> it took just seconds and everything was gone. that's what people are saying this morning after a tornado touches down in mississippi. we'll show you some of the damage and hear from people who live there. those stories straight ahead on this monday morning. happy you had a great weekend. thanks for joining us. i'm megan pringle alongside charlie crowson. >>> a check of the forecast. bad to the north. bad to the south. we're stuck in the middle. but what we're seeing could affect the commute today. >>> we're dealing with a lot of rain, a lot of fog and unfortunate accidents of the i'll have more coming up in a bit but lynette, i'm tired of this weather. one day it's cold, one day it's warm, one day it's snowing, one day it's raining. >> we get some people with the snow, some people with the sunshi
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